ARIZONA NEWS

Teenage girl dead after hit-and-run collision in Phoenix

Jun 10, 2023, 2:01 PM | Updated: 2:02 pm

(Facebook Photo/Phoenix Police Department, file)...

(Facebook Photo/Phoenix Police Department, file)

(Facebook Photo/Phoenix Police Department, file)

PHOENIX — Phoenix police are searching for a suspect in a hit-and-run traffic collision that left a 16-year-old girl dead near the Black Canyon Corridor Friday night.

Officers responded to the area of 27th and Weldon avenues to reports of a serious collision around 11 p.m.

When authorities arrived, they found Paulina Vargas-Ochoa lying on the roadway, authorities said.

Vargas-Ochoa was taken to a hospital with serious injuries where she was pronounced dead.

The other vehicle in the collision continued south on 27th Avenue.

Vargas-Ochoa had crossed the mid-block on 27th Avenue when she was struck. No suspects have been identified in the case, authorities said.

This is an ongoing investigation.

If anyone has information relating to this collision, they are being asked to call Phoenix police at 602-262-6151 or Silent Witness if they wish to remain anonymous.

We want to hear from you.

Have a story idea or tip? Pass it along to the KTAR News team here.

Arizona News

Phoenix Fan Fusion...

KTAR.com

Geeks invited to assemble at Phoenix Fan Fusion this weekend

Looking to fly your geek flag this weekend? The Phoenix Fan Fusion event may be the place for you.

44 minutes ago

(KTAR News Photo)...

Mike Broomhead

Amazing Arizonans: Suns radio legend Al McCoy discusses roots, career highlights

Al McCoy describes being told that he was never going to be a good broadcaster and how he never gave up on his dream on this episode of Amazing Arizonans.

53 minutes ago

Maricopa County budget for 2025: $25M into workforce support...

KTAR.com

Maricopa County plans to cut property tax rate for 4th year in a row as part of annual budget

How will the Maricopa County budget for 2025 benefit the community? A Monday announcement explains where the money could go.

1 hour ago

Secrecy clauses in Sun City West facility part of Kris Mayes lawsuit...

Serena O'Sullivan

Arizona Attorney General sues health care facility over illegal secrecy clause, elder abuse

Arizona Attorney General Kris Mayes accused a Sun City West facility of using illegal secrecy clauses to hide elder abuse on May 20, 2024.

1 hour ago

The first batch of bottle-fed baby kittens of the year under the Arizona Humane Society's care are ...

KTAR.com

Arizona Humane Society’s 1st bottle baby kittens of 2024 ready for adoption

The first batch of bottle-fed baby kittens of the year under the Arizona Humane Society's care are now ready for their forever homes.

9 hours ago

...

Sponsored Content by Sanderson Ford

3 new rides for 3 new road trips in Arizona

It's time for the Sanderson Ford Memorial Day sale with the Mighty Fine 69 Anniversary, as Sanderson Ford turned 69 years old in May.

Sponsored Articles

...

COLLINS COMFORT MASTERS

Here are 5 things Arizona residents need to know about their HVAC system

It's warming back up in the Valley, which means it's time to think about your air conditioning system's preparedness for summer.

...

Collins Comfort Masters

Here’s 1 way to ensure your family is drinking safe water

Water is maybe one of the most important resources in our lives, and especially if you have kids, you want them to have access to safe water.

...

Fiesta Bowl Foundation

The 51st annual Vrbo Fiesta Bowl Parade is excitingly upon us

The 51st annual Vrbo Fiesta Bowl Parade presented by Lerner & Rowe is upon us! The attraction honors Arizona and the history of the game.

Teenage girl dead after hit-and-run collision in Phoenix